In case you thought yesterday's riot at the U.S. Capitol might shame some Trump supporters into a long vacation in their basements, think again. One of Michigan's staunchest and most outspoken Trumper, Meshawn Maddock, is in line to be a leader in the state GOP.
It's not sitting well with everyone Paul Egan of the Free Press writes:
The unexpected announcement from (current GOP chair Laura Cox, who doesn't want a second term) means that under current rules there will be no election for the top post at the state party convention in early February. Only one candidate, former chairman Ron Weiser, had registered to challenge Cox ahead of the deadline. Weiser is running on a slate with Maddock as co-chair.
"Meshawn Maddock needs to withdraw as the (unopposed) candidate for co-chairman of the Michigan Republican Party," state Republican activist Dennis Lennox tweeted Wednesday. "If she doesn't, the convention should suspend the rules and elect a candidate from the floor. Period."
Maddock, a board member of the Michigan Conservative Coalition and a national advisory board member of Women for Trump, helped organize buses leaving from Michigan to Washington, D.C. to carry Michigan Trump supporters to the nation’s capital.
If Maddock expressed remorse over yesterday's events, it isn't evident in her Twitter account, where the most recent post calls Twitter's locking of President Trump's account "unbelievable."
Others were grim about what's coming:
The Weiser/Maddock ticket is supported by five members of Congress, 50 (!) state House members, 19 state senators, 60 (!!) county chairs and 80 state committee members. This is your party. You bought the ticket. Enjoy the ride https://t.co/TzfdwdJv8x— Joshua Pugh (@JPughMI) January 7, 2021
Meshawn Maddock is the wife of newly elected state Rep. Matt Maddock of Milford. Both spoke Tuesday at a Washington rally. While neither advocated the next day's attack, Meshawn Maddock said: "We never stop fighting." She also also posted a video on Instagram in which a man yells: "We need to march on the Capitol when we are done here and drag these people out of power."